Indian Creek Orchard Gardens

Indian Creek Orchard Gardens

Marisa Buccione & Scott Sigurdson

Indian Creek Orchard Gardens is an organically managed micro farm, intimate in scale. We are nestled on five acres along the shores of Indian Creek, just outside Pakenham. At Indian Creek Orchard Gardens we are experimenting with a hybrid of permaculture, agroforestry and organic farming principles. Our vegetables are alley cropped between rows of fruit trees, bush fruits and aisles of grape vines. We have purposefully left tracts of our farm wild, especially on the creekside.

We value what nature brings to the table and attempt to work with it, bringing our intervention to a minimum. We favour low tech, 100% natural, cultural and biological practices over chemical and heavily mechanized ones. Some of what we are attempting to do is tried and true and a lot of it not so much. Every day in the garden is a lesson.

Our goal is to provide a satisfying stream of safe, organic, wholesome fruit and vegetables for our community the whole growing season long.

Products:

Amaranth, Arugula, Beans, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Corn, Chilipoti Onions, Chinese Cabbage, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green Onions, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Kale, Mache, Microgreens, Mizuna, Mustard Greens, Onions, Radish, Spinach, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and Zucchini.

Location:

919 Sugar Bush Road, Pekenham, ON K0A 2X0

Production Practices:

Permaculture, agroforestry, organic (non-certified)

Buy & Savour:

CSA, Farm stand, Ottawa Farmer’s Market, Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Contact:

613-914-7444

info@indiancreekorchard.ca www.indiancreekorchard.ca

 

Seedling Microgreens

Seedling Microgreens

Katie Demyen, Blake Irwin and family

Seedling Microgreens is a hyperlocal urban producer of a variety of microgreens. They are located right in the city of Ottawa. Varieties of herbs and vegetables are available year round without the use of herbicides or pesticides. ‘We started this business with the intention of being part of a movement that empowers people in many ways including growing their own food. By demonstrating this in an urban setting we are able to show that a large amount of land is not essential to growing a large amount of food.’

Products:

A wide variety of herbs & microgreens

Location:

Hunt Club, Ottawa, ON

Production Practices:

Organic (non-certified), organic soil, organic seed, no herbicides or pesticides.

Buy & Savour:

Restaurants, Byward Farmers Market, Landsdowne Farmers Market

Contact:

(306) 501-0433; info@seedlingwork.ca http://seedlingworks.ca

 

Shamrock Farms

Shamrock Farms

Richard Hodgins

We are a family owned 7 acre organic heirloom farm. We are nestled 100km west of downtown Ottawa. We intend to provide our valued customers with the freshest and the most nutritious vegetables. That’s why we handpick all produce the day before. You can find our wide variety of vegetables at the Parkdale Market from May until the end of October on Saturdays and Sundays.

At Shamrock Farms our priority is quality and for you to enjoy delicious produce and good prices.

Products:

Broccoli, carrots, garlic, cucumber, onions, eggplant, kale, spinach, Swiss chard, lettuce, cantaloupe, Brussel sprouts, peas, onions, radish, a variety of peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, sprouts, squash herbs.

Location:

1312 Magnesium Rd., Haley Station, ON  K0J 1Y0

Production Practices:

We demonstrate preventive/optimum techniques like crop rotation to companion planting.

Buy & Savour:

Parkdale Market

Contact:

613-600-1780
shamrockfarms600@hotmail.com

 

Mayo Hill Garlic

We are a small family farm. We have been growing vegetables organically for 20 years, and have started growing gourmet garlic commercially 6 years ago. We are committed to chemical free gardening and sustainable farming practices. We value the quality of our soil and water, our family’s and our customers’ health. Our operation is completely organic but we are not certified. We grow over 25 varieties of garlic for seed and eating, and also some herbs and vegetables.

Products:

Garlic for seed and for eating; herbs and vegetables. Garlic products.

Location:

3790 Route 315, Mayo, QC

Production Practices:

Ecological farming practices ~ we do not use pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.

Buy & Savour:

At the farm, to restaurants and caterers, and by mail order (garlic seed), as well as markets

Contact:

819-281-1496
mayo.hill.garlic@gmail.com
www.mayohillgarlic.com

 

Bleuetiere Hector Dignard and Fils

Bleuetiere Hector Dignard and Fils

Michel Dignard & Jeannette Mongeon

There are 35 acres of raspberries and seven acres of blueberries at Bleuetière. Features such as high-bush blueberry and raspberry bushes with row-side benches, picnic tables, refreshments and a kiddie playground, all contribute to the enjoyment of the ‘pick your own’ experience. The Dignard’s recognize the health benefits of eating fresh local fruit and value the opportunity to provide produce that will encourage consumers to become “berry healthy”.

Bleuetière Hector Dignard and Fils is a member of the Ontario Berry Association and the Canadian Farm Management Council. To maintain best production practices, the family participates in George Morris Centre seminars and Agriwebinar conferences. Sticking with family tradition, Michel’s eldest daughter Sonia is currently studying Horticulture at College La Pocatière.

Products:

blueberries, raspberries, honey

Location:

1436 Ste. MarieEmbrun, Ontario

Production Practices:

net protected blueberries, insect traps, windmills for pond aeration, and provincially inspected

Buy & Savour:

at farm-gate & pick your own

Contact:

613-443-2671, 613-443-5244
mdignard@rogers.com
www.BleuetHectorDignard.com